Thursday 8 December 2016

PwC signs new four-year deal with Irish rugby

Patrick Edwards

Published 24/05/2016 | 02:30

Young players Jacob Stockdale, James Ryan and Bill Johnston at the announcement at PwC’s head office in Dublin’s Spencer Dock yesterday. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Young players Jacob Stockdale, James Ryan and Bill Johnston at the announcement at PwC’s head office in Dublin’s Spencer Dock yesterday. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

PwC is to renew its sponsorship deal with the IRFU for another four years.

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As part of the partnership, PwC continues to be the official sponsor of the Ireland U20, Ireland U19 and Ireland U18 sides.

PwC will also support the IRFU Elite Player Pathway Programme which identifies and supports the development of rugby talent across the country.

The programme puts support services in place to enhance and fast-track player development to ensure that the young athletes are ready to compete at representative level in the professional game and in business life.

"It has been very positive for Irish Rugby to have such a strong brand associated with our up and coming players over the last number of years," said Philip Orr, IRFU junior vice-president.

Feargal O'Rourke, PwC managing partner, said: "Talent development and supporting our people to be the best they can be is also very much part of our business.

"We are therefore very excited to also be associated with the Elite Player Pathway Programme."

The Ireland U20 Squad will take part in the World Rugby Championship which will be in Manchester from June 7-25.

Irish Independent

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